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Nov 20, 2012 6:30pm PST
have anything in our arsenal that comes close." >> susie: bernanke is already using the weapons in his arsenal to fix the job market, which he said today is still "unhealthy". he also repeated the fed's plan to keep interest rates super low at least into 2015. >> we will want to be sure that the recovery is established before we begin to normalize policy. we hope that such assurances will reduce uncertainty and increase confidence among households and businesses. >> susie: but bernanke gave no hints on when americans can expect to see higher rates. >> the further we go down the road, the question is going to turn to how is the fed going to reverse policy, and what the chairman said today is that decision is a long way off. >> susie: on wall street, stocks slipped on that fiscal cliff warning from bernanke and then recovered. the dow lost seven points, but the nasdaq and the s&p both gained about a point. rebecca patterson joins us now to talk more about the markets and bernanke. she's the chief investment officer of bessemer trust. >> hi, rebecca, nice to have you with us. >> hi. t
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Nov 29, 2012 4:30pm PST
implausible after the election. and the white house warned republicans against using the debt limit as leverage to force agreement. >> asking for... that a political price be paid in order for congress to do its job, to ensure that the united states of america pays its bills and does not default for the first time in its history, is deeply irresponsible. >> reporter: at least talks are going on. the speaker and the president spoke by phone for almost half an hour last night. but a first negotiating round between treasury secretary timothy geithner and congressional leaders did nothing to improve the tone on capitol hill. democrats said the ball was in the speaker's court. >> we're saying, extend the tax cuts for the middle class as part of that. we know if we do nothing, the top rates go up. we're waiting for the republicans to come forward with something. that's our proposal, period. >> reporter: no one in washington ever thought negotiations to get past the fiscal cliff would be easy. now, more and more are talking about a rerun of what happened with the tarp bailout bill. first, con
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Nov 27, 2012 4:30pm PST
: it used to be consumers would buy private label products to clean their bathrooms or wash their clothes. lately, however, they're eating them, too. from sodas to peanut butter, private label brands are shaking off the yuck! stigma and attracting value-conscious customers. and it's the popularity of private label food that's behind the tasty conagra-ralcorp deal. >> private label, otherwise known as store brands, is ining traction with retailers and shoppers. in fact, store brands have been growing faster than branded food for some time, and we expect that to continue. >> reporter: it might be hard to believe, but store brands now account for about a fifth of all packaged foods sold in the u.s., and at 70 $billion, we're talking big business. conagra is known for name brands like pam, slim jim, and reddi whip, and it also makes some private label goods. ralcorp is the top manufacturer of growing store brand categories such as cereal and pasta, and it supplies companies like walmart and mcdonald's. together, conagra and ralcorp could become a private label powerhouse. and they mig
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Nov 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
at a chicago toys r us. manager danny soro thinks up to 10,000 shoppers will descend on the store when it opens thanksgiving evening, forcing his 300 employees to cut short their holiday. >> we open at 8:00 and we're expecting lines to start from 5 pm to go pretty much throughout the plaza. >> reporter: walmart, kmart, and sears are also opening tomorrow at 8pm; target's opening at 9:00pm. and while opening on turkey day is expected to mean big business for retailers, it's ruffling the feathers of many employees who won't get paid overtime to work the holiday. >> i feel very frustrated about this situation. >> reporter: walmart associate charmaine givens is scheduled to work two eight hour shifts with a three hour break starting tomorrow at 7 pm. >> i'm not gonna do that, no. >> reporter: you're just not going to show up? >> i'm going to call in. i'm gonna call in. i'm not going to just abandon the job. i'm gonna call in and i'm gonna state how i feel. >> reporter: givens hopes to join other walmart employees around the country in a protest outside the chain on friday. pro-labor g
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Nov 1, 2012 1:00am PDT
knocked down the financial district. us stock markets resumed operations today after two days in the dark, stocks were little changed: both the dow and the nasdaq fell 10 points, but the s&p 500 gained a fraction. trading here at the new york stock exchange opened without a hitch. the new york stock exchange opened right on time. and as new york's mayor bloomberg rang the opening bell this morning, traders were happy to be back to work. it looked like a normal day, with the buzz of activity, traders milling about. it was anything but normal no one knows that better than larry leibowitz, the head of the nyse's floor operations. he's has been working with the exchange's staff for four straight days, and he even slept in his office last night to make sure the big board would be up and running today. >> we and the rest of the market are in great shape. it's surprising, almost surprising how great shape not just us but the rest of the market is, given how much potential disruption there was. >> reporter: still the internet and cell phones were not working. many traders rely on their cell
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Nov 12, 2012 4:30pm PST
chairman of the templeton emerging markets group. mark, thank you for being here with us tonight. how do you describe the state of the global economy today? >> it's actually pretty good. i mean i know a lot of people look at the headlines and they say god, the world is coming to an end. but if you look at the leading indicators whether it's the pmi index for china and the u.s. or it's the oecd index you will see those indices are still high. they're not where they were at the end of 508ee, beginning of '09. so if that sense looking forward we're in pretty good shape. now of course if the so-called fiscal cliff is with us and we go over that, then as you know the budget bureau is predicting minus 4%. >> a recession for the united states. >> a real recession. unemployment going up and so forth and so on. but i think at the end of the day compromises will be reached. >> what about the emerging markets. we've seen some of the second markets begin to slow down or see the growth rates begin to taper off. are you experiencing that really across-the-board? >> yeah, pretty much with china coming
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Nov 16, 2012 7:00pm PST
some consensus to do the peoples business. and what folks are looking for-- and i think all of us agree on this-- is action. >> reporter: speaker pelosi suggested the leaders agree on milestones that will bolster the economy. >> we should have a goal in terms of how much deficit reduction. we should have a deadline before christmas. we should show some milestones of success so that confidence can build as we reach our solution. >> reporter: over the last week markets had grown increasingly pessimistic about avoiding the fiscal cliff. today's tone provided some relief, but it's clear major hurdles remain. >> how much do rates have to go up? what can republicans accept on that and what can the democrats accept in terms of structural reform of entitlements? i think those are the two big sticking points and those are going to remain the sticking points. and if you can figure out what's going to happen there, you can figure out whether there is going to be a deal and when that deal might happen. >> serious negotiating begins after thanksgiving. susie. >> susie: you know, darren, you ta
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Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm PST
voted again for obama because he does not have... things can change in a day. president bush left us in a very very bad position, so things cannot change in a day. so that's why i'm giving president obama another chance. >> we do have a business and it does seem to have picked up a little bit. not great, but a little bit. >> tom: coming into election day, governor romney has been leading president obama in the latest miami herald statewide florida polls by about six points. that's because of growing support for governor romney in central florida and northern florida, areas with housing inrkets still struggling and with unemployment ratesh generally above the national average. >> susie: that's really fascinating, tom, sort of like the tale of two cities. what about south florida, what about voters in the rest of florida? >> tom: south florida is a nteresting case, the housing bust certainly happened here in miami in south florida. but thanks to foreign buyers coming back in, the housing market has stablized faster than in the rest of florida, and prices are actually on the rise again. th
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
far as are we going to have a recession in early 2013? >> reporter: which brings us back to the huge roll that federal policy now plays in the economy. after the election, lawmakers have a chance to boost the economy by reaching an agreement to extend expiring tax cuts and ease looming spending cuts; or they can jump off the so-called fiscal cliff and see if the economy follows. darren gersh, nbr, washington. >> tom: retail sales moved higher in october as retailers closed their books on the month before sandy rushed ashore. macy's surprised with a better than expected 4% sales gains; kohl's and target also fared well. warehouse store costco was up 5%, while nordstrom was the standout. the high-end retailer posting a near 10% sales gain. >> susie: and auto sales moved higher in october, despite hurricane sandy crimping sales in the final days of the month. sales at g.m. rose almost 5% on strength in its cadillac and buick brands. at ford, sales barely budged, up just four tenths of a percent. the auto maker believes the massive storm cost the industry as many as 25,000 sales in the l
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
for business leaders. the c.e.o. of caesars entertainment, tells us it'll be "very damaging" for his company. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! wall street greeted the election results with a big sell-off in stocks. investors dumped shares of almost every type, giving the s&p 500 it's worst day since june. beyond the u.s. elections, europe also brought fresh worries for investors with concerns in greece, and germany. here's how the numbers stacked up on wall street. the dow lost 312 points, at it's worst point of the day, the blue chip index was down 369 points. the nasdaq tumbled nearly 75 points and the s&p 500 off 33. suzanne pratt takes a look at where the market goes from here. >> reporter: let's be candid. this is not the election outcome that wall street wanted to see. after all many investors believe president obama's tax policies will hurt corporate profits. on top of that there's the likelihood of more regulation in the president's second term. those concerns were evident in selling today of energy, banking and healthcare stocks. a quick look at the price board at
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Nov 22, 2012 4:30pm PST
we should, or even maintain it the way we should?" how can we do that. and it's not good for us. >> reporter: dr. civin says labs across the country may have to lay people off if their grants are defunded or reduced. eventually, that could lead to less research and fewer cures. he's especially worried about young scientists. some of them have new- potentially breakthrough- ideas, but might struggle to get financial backing when grants are harder to win. >> i have a pile of ten of those to review, and only one of those gets funded. i'm going to fund the surest thing. or recommend funding of the surest thing. that means by definition, the stuff that i'm used to. that i expect. that is an incremental gain. but this risky one, down at the bottom of the pile, well that could be great, but i'm just not sure. it's so new, it's so different, i'm not going to fund it. >> reporter: the sequester would have a similar effect on a wide range of programs across the country, from science, to public safety, to education. defense spending would take a huge hit with about $500 billion in cuts ove
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Nov 8, 2012 4:30pm PST
market strategist at converg-ex. he joins us from the nasdaq. so nick, we began the show with another dire warning about the fiscal cliff and the threat of recession. now we just heard that substantial progress has been made with the european debt situation. are europe's troubles deeper than the u.s. here as we sit in the latter half of 2012? >> well, i would say that europe's problems are deep never many ways. unemployment in places like greece is reaching north of 25%, north of 58% for young people, so there are pockets of europe that are clearly much worse than the general u.s. economy. but i would say that the u.s. is quickly catching up. the issues of the fiscal cliff are serious and fairly immediate. >> tom: are they making substantial progress in your estimation toward avoiding that cliff like we just heard from the european central bank, the president in his explanation of what they think they have done if the last year? >> i think europe has certainly made some real progress. particularly in the last few months in putting a firewall in place that doesn't allow the problems it
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Nov 19, 2012 6:30pm PST
dangerous it gets. but if we don't do something, you don't think if we do a minideal that gets us to a larger deal next year, you don't think that will rep ardize the economy? >> i think if we can do as little as possible, they will already raise some tax. the payroll tax holiday may very well go away. so no more. i think the economy can get through that be, it's not good news but it's not the end of the world and then you need a deal in the spring. >> dow agree with that? >> well, i think that we will see slowing, yachlt i mean that will be a drag on the economy but the story of the recession going over the fiscal cliff is one where those tax increases and spending cuts stay in place through the year. >> just very quick prediction. do you think they'll come up with a package and how big will it be, 2 trillion, three and a half, 3 trillion. >> i don't think-- i think they'll separate the issues. i think we'll have something done on getting over this fiscal cliff and then they'll talk about a package. >> i think they will not go over the fiscal cliff, probability .7, not one. and they w
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Nov 28, 2012 6:30pm PST
the c.e.o.s meeting with lawmakers today joins us. he is david cote, c.e.o. of honeywell. david, thank you so much for joining us. we really appreciate it. did you get the sense from house speaker boehner, he is ready to make a deal? >> i would say there is a recognition on all sides about the significance and importance of a deal. it is a real question about getting both sides en the room to actually hammer it out and get something done because we don't have a lot of time left. >> susie: president obama said he would like to have a deal by christmas. from what you heard today, how realistic is that? >> if they want to, they can get this done in a couple of days. it is just a matter of kind of working out some of these important details. but it's a matter, i think, they just need to get together and get started. i think both recognize the need for a market-credible $4 trillion deal, and it has got to comprise both tax increases that are believable and that will happen, and entitlement reform that is believable and will happen. both of those things will have to be an important pa
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
, the s&p was down 19. james awad joins us now. he's investment strategist at zephyr management. >> so, jim, what do you think investors need to hear from the president that they feel confident about investing in the markets? >> right now, there is nothing he is willing to do that would make investors comfortable. you'll notice today that the market sold off during and after his press conference because he was very aggressive in his position. and whether that's a negotiating point or not, i think what the markets fear is that we could either accidentally go over the cliff, or that all this hard posturing will set in stage a series of contractionery economic activities on the parts of businesses, in terms of not hiring, and maybe firing, and businesses shrinking rather than expanding, which will eventually find its way into consumer attitudes. so i think the market is afraid that this gun battle, or dual or chess game will lead to an accidental recession. >> susie: all right. let me follow up on that. a lot of the traders i've been talking to here feel that the president is setting up a
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Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm PDT
us be there to serve them. >> tom: the view of one of the biggest banks impacted by sandy. frank bisignano is the cochief operating officer at jpmorgan chase. j.p. morgan chase is among hundreds of companies lending a helping hand to the victims of superstorm sandy. corporate america has pledged over $50 million. the big bank is offering $5 million in loans to affected small businesses and donating to the americaned cross. other household names giving include coca-cola, delta airednes, disney, home depot, lowe's, the nfl and target. from fuel to cash to communications. verizon communications warned today hurricane sandy could wreak havoc on its fourth quarter earnings. the wireless, phone and internet provider took on major damage in the storm. four of its facilities in new york flooded. as sylvia hall reports, isrizon's warning is a sign of the damage felt by the tele-th communications industry. >> reporter: just like with other telecom companies, verizon employees are working hard to restore service to the northeast. but it's not easy when they're also pumping water out of the
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Nov 15, 2012 6:30pm PST
gersh, nbr, washington. >> susie: joining us now, mitchell crusto. he's a law professor at loyola university in new orleans, and has been studying the b.p. case and the relationship between business and the environment. how important is today's set element -- settlement. >> this is the biggest story.no. we have more dollars at stake. >> in terms of how importantthil us a little more. it's a record settlement. but it does encompass quite a few different features. in addition to the felony charges there is the fec investigation and the resolution of that matter and that is a big deal. >> darren is saying it's notove. the government is bringing gross negligence charges against bp. bp is going to fight it vigorously how is that going to play out? >> it's difficult for them toave standard when they admitted to the felony charges. when it's related to the environment. it's some $20 billion this is a big story but it's an even bigger story ahead. >> there have been so many fines there a silver lining to all of this? does this make the deep water drilling safer going into the future? >> w
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Nov 14, 2012 1:00am PST
protect the principals the voters endorsed at the ballot box. >> darren gersh is with us tonight from our washington, d.c. bureau, where a week after election day here. was there any progress made by the staffs of the political players during the campaign season? where do we stand? >> the staff is always looking at this as a giant chess game and trying to figure out how they can give their bosses their best move, so the staff have been working. we had a lot of commissions and a lot of efforts to try to solve the budget problems. there is a lot of work done behind the scenes and on paper. a deal could come together pretty quickly. the problem is the principals, the leaders, the people who were elected, they have to come back and decide what they're going to do. they're talking about getting an agreement, but nobody knows how to get that agreement right now. >> tom: it pays to parse language when we're at this point in negotiations for politicians. we're hearing about tax rates and tax revenue. they say no increase on tax rates, but they're willing to accept higher tax revenues. what's the
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: joining us now for more on the markets and the election: jeff kleintop, chief market strategist at l.p.l. financial. so jeffing i'm sure a lot of people are asking you is obama on romney better for the markets. and what dow say, without is better for stocks? >> well, it's complex answer because it really matters what the whole complexion of washington looks like t really comes down in many cases to who wins in the senate. do we have a gop sweep with a romney win or do you still have a democratic senate that can really change the complexion of what this lame duck lex looks like and what the status quo election may lend itself to a quick res luig of a lame duck session so a lot depends not just on the without wins the oval office but its next two years in congress looks like. >> susie: so talk us through that. let's say president o ba am a wins the election but you have republicans dominating in congress. what does that mean for the stock market. and vice versa, if romney becomes president romney and he has a democratic congress, if he has to grap
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Nov 23, 2012 6:30pm PST
c.e.o. of macy's tells us for holiday shoppers the line between online and in-store is blurred like never before. and market monitor guest bernie schaeffer is making his list. we'll tell you what he's buying now. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." we begin with what has become the un-official post- thanksgiving past-time for many americans: shopping. the black friday doorbuster sales began earlier than ever. yesterday, in fact. but stores were busy with shoppers hunting for deals. holiday sales are expected to increase by about 4% this year, to more than $580 billion, according to the national retail federation. allison worrell kicks off out coverage of retail's big day. >> it's 5:30 in the morning at one of miami's most popular malls, and while it may look tame now, but this is the calm before the black friday shopping storm. >> reporter: from the victoria's secret's pink, to the apple store, people are enthusiastic about buying and it shows. david vaton is on the hunt for an ipad mini and he says when it comes to getting a good deal, sleep is overrated. >> i stayed up the whole nig
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Nov 26, 2012 4:30pm PST
hardly working-- using high speed office computers to scour the internet for bargains. others browsed at retail stores, but used mobile phones and tablets to make their purchases online. >> but internet shopping is more than just price comparison this year. it's about going shopping with friends and family even when they're not there. >> it makes them feel better about shopping when they are accessing social media. and its sort of that gratifying that other people agree that this the kind of product that someone would like. it's a quality product. it performs well whatever. >> reporter: a whopping 122 million americans are expected to shop online today. retailers will be watching closely, trying to spot new trends and consumer preferences. >> the growth in retail-- a lot of it is coming from the online businesses. so we're really becoming cyber everything in terms of shopping. >> reporter: as of friday, nearly $14 billion has been spent online this holiday season. that's a 16% jump over last year. the fastest growing category for online spending is digital content like itunes. next is to
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
least have a short- run compromise that will get us past the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: the president made his suggestion for a short-term deal. he urged congress to extend tax breaks for the middle class while they work out a bigger plan for a grand bargain. sylvia hall, "n.b.r.," washington. >> tom: while investors remain focused on the fiscal cliff, a further jump in consumer sentiment helped stocks close in the green today. the university of michigan reuters consumer sentiment index this month rose to 84.9. that's its highest level since july of 2007. the dow added four points, the nasdaq was up nine, the s&p 500 added two points. for the week overall, the dow fell 2.1%. the nasdaq dropped 2.6%. and the s&p 500 is 2.4% lower tonight compared to a week ago. >> reporter: while president obama and house speaker boehner both say they're open to new ideas, wall streeters remain cautious about the fiscal cliff. meridien equity partners' joe greco says the market doesn't expect it to be resolved this year. >> i think we're going to see a push pull back and forth and we're probably not go
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